SOURCE: Greenhealth Exchange

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December 13, 2016 10:00 ET

Greenhealth Exchange to Build Sustainable Supply Chain with SAP Ariba

Purchasing cooperative to create catalog management system on Ariba Network, enabling members to find and buy goods and services from green vendors in simple, compliant manner

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - December 13, 2016) - Greenhealth Exchange (GX) announced today announced plans to create an all-green product catalog to help members of its healthcare purchasing cooperative create sustainable supply chains. Hosted on the Ariba® Network, the catalog will provide a single repository for the Exchange's catalog content as well as a green specification library and other features. The Ariba Network is the world's largest, most global business-to-business network, with more than 2 million companies in 190 countries transacting nearly a trillion in commerce on an annual basis.

GX, which was launched on May 16, 2016, expects to begin to populate its catalog on the network in early 2017. "This platform will give all GX members a consumer-like shopping experience, and it allows immediate punch-out from the electronic purchasing systems our members are already using," said John Strong, President of Greenhealth Management, a subsidiary of Practice Greenhealth.

GX is already seeing significant interest from health care providers and suppliers in the catalog, which will enable them to leverage contracts negotiated through GX and preferred vendors to drive optimal agreements, measure and report on compliance.

"In today's healthcare environment, providers face a number of significant challenges: rising costs, limited resources, rapidly evolving market conditions and the need to operate in an environmentally responsible manner," said Jon Stevens, Global Senior Vice President, Business Networks, SAP Ariba. "Through the Ariba Network, GX can help its members overcome these barriers by creating a simple, efficient way for them to manage their purchases and build sustainable supply chains."

About Greenhealth Exchange

Greenhealth Exchange (GX) is a Public Benefits Corporation structured as a purchasing cooperative created by Practice Greenhealth, Health Care Without Harm, and leading health systems deeply committed to environmental sustainability in health care. GX makes it easy to source products and services used in health care settings that are good for people, the planet and the bottom line. We work with our members to spark innovation in the supply chain: getting to next generation products, smarter and faster. www.GreenhealthExchange.com

About SAP Ariba

SAP Ariba is how companies connect to get business done. On the Ariba Network, buyers and suppliers from more than two million companies and 190 countries discover new opportunities, collaborate on transactions and grow their relationships. Buyers can manage the entire purchasing process, while controlling spending, finding new sources of savings and building a healthy supply chain. And suppliers can connect with profitable customers and efficiently scale existing relationships - simplifying sales cycles and improving cash control along the way. The result is a dynamic, digital marketplace, where more than $1 trillion in commerce gets done every year. To learn more about SAP Ariba, visit http://www.ariba.com/

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